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Seconnet Point, Rhode Island

ca. 1880 Worthington Whittredge Born: Springfield, Ohio 1820 Died: Summit, New Jersey 1910 oil on canvas 13 5/8 x 20 7/8 in. (34.7 x 53.0 cm) Smithsonian American Art Museum L.E. Katzenbach Fund 1967.142.1 Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Worthington Whittredge traveled to Newport, Rhode Island, in the fall of 1877. He was inspired by the French painter Charles-Fran├žois Daubigny. One of the forerunners of impressionism, Daubigny emphasized the effects of light and color on the landscape (Janson, Worthington Whittredge, 1989). In this painting, Whittredge used bright, clean colors and expressive brushstrokes to evoke the fresh atmosphere of a coastal scene. The curved road in the foreground invites us to follow the couple, who are walking through the fields to the deserted beach.

Keywords

Figure(s) in exterior - rural

Landscape - coast

Landscape - Rhode Island - Newport

Landscape - Rhode Island - Seconnet Point

Landscape - road

painting

paint - oil

fabric - canvas

About Worthington Whittredge

Born: Springfield, Ohio 1820 Died: Summit, New Jersey 1910

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